I’ve Learned So Much

Since Max came into my life, I’ve grown as a person more than I thought possible.

The other day, I was talking to my mum on the phone (as we tend to do almost every day at some point!), and she said the sweetest thing:

“In these last few months, you’ve become the person I always thought you’d be.”

Mum, you have *no* idea how much that means to me!

In the last year I have become more patient, tolerant and compassionate than I ever thought possible.

I see things from different perspectives.

I have realised who *I* am, someone who likes to feel free, spend time snuggling up with her boys climbing all over her in the mornings, and adores her camera.

But really, although Max has greatly helped this come out in me, you want to know who has really helped me become *me*?

Yeah, that’s you Mum!

Your guidance, your shoulder to cry on, your ability to calm me down in just one phone call.

Talking for ages about photography and crafts and gossip and well, anything and everything. It doesn’t matter what it is, I always feel invigorated and full of inspiration after speaking to you.

Knowing that you’re practically just around the corner from me these days is the icing on the cake.

I love that my boys are growing up getting to see Granny regularly, and that I can just pop over after picking up Max from nursery to say hello and have a cuddle and a chatter.

So I just wanted to say, Mum, THANK YOU.

You are my rock.

You are my teacher.

You are my bestest friend.

And I love you.

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  1. January 26, 2011 / 12:19 am

    What a wonderful post! Three cheers for Mom!

  2. January 26, 2011 / 12:44 am

    awwwww *sniffle*

    it’s good that you havea good realtionship with your mama 🙂 i have a good one with mine and it makes a world of difference 🙂 even just the little things.

  3. January 26, 2011 / 3:51 am

    🙂 I love my mum too, mums are the best!

  4. Alethea
    January 26, 2011 / 7:12 am

    Oh what a lovely post! It really is wonderful that you and your Mum have such a close relationship; sometimes it really does make you feel like you can conquer the world!

  5. TheMummyLife
    January 26, 2011 / 7:40 am

    That was really sweet, lovely to wake up to! Your mum sounds fab!
    I have a lovely mum too 🙂 they rock!
    Though I’m not sure I’ve found out who *i* am yet…

  6. January 26, 2011 / 9:36 am

    Indeed! She is such a sweetheart, I don’t know what I’d do without her! 🙂

  7. January 26, 2011 / 9:36 am

    They are indeed! 🙂

  8. January 26, 2011 / 9:37 am

    I am so lucky to have my mammy, she is awesome. 🙂

  9. January 26, 2011 / 9:38 am

    It takes time that’s for sure, and we all change as our lives do. 😉

  10. January 26, 2011 / 10:35 am

    Aww such a sweet post! Cherish every moment with her.

  11. January 26, 2011 / 1:19 pm

    Indeed I will! 🙂 x

  12. January 26, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    It really does. I love that I can pick up the phone for a chatter any time, and she *gets* it! 🙂

  13. January 26, 2011 / 1:47 pm

    *waves at Marylins’ Mum* Well done, you have a great daughter 🙂 Jen

  14. January 26, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    Aw Marylin this is a great post. How lovely that you have such a close relationship with your Mum. Brought a tear to my eye it did.

  15. mummyowl
    January 26, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    As The Beatles sang in MY sixties teenage years – Love is all you need, Love is all you need, Love is all you need. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  16. January 26, 2011 / 8:12 pm

    *blushes* I am lucky to have such a great mammy! 🙂

  17. January 26, 2011 / 8:13 pm

    I think it did to my mum too! 🙂 I’m so lucky to have her! x

  18. January 26, 2011 / 8:13 pm

    Indeed it is Mum, indeed it is! *hugs* and love always. xxxx

  19. January 26, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    Wow such a lovely post – made me feel all teary x

  20. January 26, 2011 / 10:54 pm

    Aww thanks! I’m just off the phone from a chatter with her now, complete with the “get to bed!” marching orders! LOL 🙂

  21. January 27, 2011 / 10:06 pm

    That is so lovely. You are lucky to have such a wonderful mum. They’re not all.

  22. January 27, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    I know, I’m *so* lucky to have my mammy. 🙂 x

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  24. May 10, 2014 / 8:22 am

    Beautiful post. Mums are so helpful and supportive… I love mine too, even when she is the only one that tells me the truths I don’t want to hear. I know she always does it for my best, even when I cannot see it.Love, Deborah

    • Marylin
      May 11, 2014 / 9:44 am

      Thanks Deborah. It’s so true though, there’s no one in your life like your mum, eh? x

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